Stories about Woodstock

Woodstock selectmen vote to approve three-year, $25,300 mowing bid

WOODSTOCK — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Tuesday evening to accept a three-year, $25,300 mowing bid from resident Wesley Cox. Cox would be paid $6,900 this year and $9,200 in 2015 and in 2016, for a total of $25,300, board Chairman Victor Young said. Cox would be responsi...

Union Church Committee in Woodstock meets to discuss future of building

WOODSTOCK — The town-appointed Union Church Committee met for the first time Wednesday evening at the building on Andrews Road to discuss its future. Discussion on what to do with the vacant structure began during the annual town meeting March 24. Voters w...

Wife hopes to succeed husband as Oxford County Commissioner

OXFORD — Longtime Oxford resident Diane Jackson, 59, has announced she will run for the Oxford County commissioner seat held by her husband, Caldwell “Caldie” Jackson. Caldwell Jackson, the current chairman and a two-term commissioner, is unable to seek re-election due to...

Woodstock residents, veterans hold Memorial Day ceremony

WOODSTOCK — The Bryant Pond Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a Memorial Day ceremony Monday afternoon in the Grange hall. With dozens of residents filling the chairs and lining the walls of the hall, the ceremony began with a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner"...

Woodstock selectmen unanimously vote to pay $10,000 DEP fee

WOODSTOCK — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to pay $10,000 to the Department of Environmental Protection to cover an outstanding fee. Work on the Lake Christopher Dam began in 2013, after residents voted to allow the to...

This week's agenda

Tuesday NEWRY: Selectmen, 5 p.m., Town Office PARIS: Oxford County Commission, 9 a.m., courthouse RUMFORD: Board of Assessors, 4 p.m., Municipal Building RUMFORD: Northern Oxford Regional Solid Waste Board, 5 p.m., Municipal Bui...

Most SAD 44 schools receive higher grades from state

BETHEL — When the Maine Department of Education released its 2014 school report cards last week, SAD 44 Superintendent David Murphy said he was pleased to see that a majority of the schools in his district had maintained or improved their grade from the previous year.

Locke Mills resident speaks about home-made wooden toys, gadgets at Whitman Library

WOODSTOCK — When Hugh “Cubby” Swan was two years old, his father passed away and left behind a series of wooden, hand-crafted toys in the shape of popular cartoon characters. There were wooden replicas of Popeye and ...

Mineral conference introduces 'Education Day' for students

NEWRY — The 2nd annual New England Mineral Conference will be held May 9-11 at the Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center at the Sunday River Resort. The conference is sponsored by the New England Mineral Association, a nonprofit that works through its education, scientific and r...

Locke Mills toymaker to speak at Whitman Memorial Library

WOODSTOCK — The Whitman Memorial Library will host Hugh Swan of Locke Mills to speak about his homemade wooden toys at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Swan said he has been crafting wooden replicas of cartoon characters “off and on for quite awhil...